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    I don't normally hang out on this side of the board, but this was too fascinating not to pass on.

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...ch-never-punts

    This space for rent.

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    I like that.

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    Wow lol. That would be so annoying to play against.

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    Sabermetrics style Football. Damn, one day somebody is going to try this in the pros. Whether its successful is another matter.

    If you get the right people for this I could imagine it working.

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    I've actually considered this very style myself, on a whim. Didn't know there was actually a team doing it.
    There are two types of quarterbacks in the league: Those whom over time, the league figures out ... and those who figure out the league.

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    I like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-Mad-Mario View Post
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    Sabermetrics style Football. Damn, one day somebody is going to try this in the pros. Whether its successful is another matter.

    If you get the right people for this I could imagine it working.
    Some aspects of the strategies favor doing it in HS moreso than in college or the pros. For example the stats on the onsides kicks, if you don't recover then you defend near midfield vs. from the 35 or so. In the pros, the kickers are way way better so it's more like the 50 vs. the 20, and the opposition has tons of people with great hands, unlike most HS opponents.

    Punters are in general way better in the pros too.

    I have been watching a lot of Florida HS football for the past 7 years, since I've had at least a kid in HS all of that time. Kicking and special teams are pretty much rare skills even in highly regarded HS programs. Kicking is pretty hard!
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    This guy coaches the way I play Madden. I like it.

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